Four Ways to Improve Your Feet at Your Desk Improving foot health and strength can happen all day.

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Feet do a lot of work when you’re running. And while experts agree that they often get more attention than they deserve when it comes to influencing the stride, they often get less help than they need to perform their job well. That job involves cushioning your landing, balancing and supporting your weight, and assisting… [view more]

The Whole Athlete: Three Truths About Foot Strike You can have an effective stride no matter what part of your foot hits the ground first.

No aspect of running form has garnered more attention than foot strike. For many runners, any talk of form boils down to whether you are a heel striker or a forefoot striker. Experts agree, however, that the emphasis on foot strike is misplaced. Here’s why: 1) Foot strike is a result, not a cause. Coaches, biomechanists,… [view more]

The Whole Athlete: The Fine Art of Goal Setting The right goals can motivate you to new heights. The wrong ones can send you back under the covers.

What gets you out of bed in the morning? What drives you to run more each week, go longer on the weekends, dig deeper on speed days? For many runners, motivation comes in the form of a race goal, a date on the calendar when we want to run our best. Choosing an appropriate goal… [view more]

The Whole Athlete: Five Habits That Can Sabotage Your Run Have these negative patterns snuck into your routine during the winter cold and slop?

A fresh breeze is in the air and runners are out on the roads and trails, dreaming of great performances in spring road races. Often, however, we emerge from our caves and find ourselves unusually sluggish. Our running feels difficult, our strides awkward and gunked up. To shake off these cobwebs, it may be helpful… [view more]

#ProtectOurPublicLand: A Note From Our Founder

  Growing up along foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in the 60’s and 70’s, I developed a special relationship with the outdoors.  In those years, I spent most of my time outside, playing, skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, tubing creeks and streams, and chasing after wildlife.  The foothills around Golden, Colorado were mostly undeveloped,… [view more]

An Ode to the Runventure + Warm Embrace for Runventure 2

By Runventure fan and Topo Ambassador, JJ Tiscerno (a.k.a. @organicspartan) Earlier this year, when we retired the original Runventure, JJ wrote this ode to his beloved trail model: Dear Runventure, I still remember our first adventure together, I knew you were “the one.” You were perfect, seriously…with your soft genuine comfort, low drop which kept me grounded,… [view more]